Engine grime can be difficult to wash off of your hands. If you don't have a hand cleaner handy, your kitchen cupboard probably contains a solution. Reach for either a vegetable or olive cooking oil and spread a dab over your hands. Rub your hands together, then wipe off with a paper towel. Cooking oils will also help remove oil-based paint from hands and arms.
Narrowing your search for the perfect home can be a little easier if you start with a few neighborhoods and work your way out. Keep in mind access to shopping, schools and your more travelled routes.